Protecting Alaska's Children from Neurodevelopmental Harm: Project TENDR's New Consensus Statement on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

July 20, 2016
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

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This call was hosted by our CHE-Alaska special partnership.

The chance that a child will develop a neurodevelopmental disorder has risen dramatically in the last 20 years. During the same period, a growing body of scientific research has produced robust evidence that environmental chemicals can play a significant role in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Researchers and clinicians have been working to identify how chemicals in our environment are contributing to these disorders. Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks) has convened nearly 50 top experts who will be publishing their consensus statement in early July. Their goal is to help chart a course forward toward preventing disability and disease.

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On this call we had a discussion with Project TENDR co-chairs Maureen Swanson, director, Healthy Children Project, Learning Disabilities Association of America and Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, professor and vice chair for Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UC Davis MIND Institute.

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